Hectocotylus



[hek-tuh-kot-l-uh s] /ˌhɛk təˈkɒt l əs/

noun, plural hectocotyli
[hek-tuh-kot-l-ahy] /ˌhɛk təˈkɒt lˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
1.
a modified arm of the male of certain cephalopods that is used to transfer sperm to the female.
/ˌhɛktəʊˈkɒtɪləs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
a tentacle in certain male cephalopod molluscs, such as the octopus, that is specialized for transferring spermatozoa to the female

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